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Senate Proceeding on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 3:48:55 to 3:50:50
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John McCain

3:48:38 to 3:49:01( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: and hopefully we can redirect transportation dollars to true transportation projects, not to the aesthetics that we right now, first of all, can't afford even though they may be nice, and, number two, are causing additional deaths on our highway every year. and i would be happy to yield to the senator from arizona. mr. mccain: will you yield for a question? yield. mr. mccain mccain: isn't it also,

John McCain

3:48:55 to 3:50:50( Edit History Discussion )
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John McCain

3:49:02 to 3:49:25( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: couldn't it awbles tced to earmarks -- also be tried earmarks and pork barrel, demonstration projects? could it not be traced to the fundamental facts that the 1992 highway bill included 10 demonstration projects totally $387 billion. the 1987 bill, 152 projects totaling $1.4 billion.

John McCain

3:49:26 to 3:49:48( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the 1991 highway bill, $538 -- 538 location-specific pork hire barrel projects total -- pork-barrel pr $6.1 billion. the 1998 highway bill, 1,850 earmark projects totaling $9.3 billion.

John McCain

3:49:49 to 3:50:09( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: and the 2005, 5,6 projects totaling $21.6 billion. how can anyone who themselves a fiscal conservative stand by and allow this kind of thing to happen? and what happens? $2.3 billion for landscaping enhancements along -

John McCain

3:50:10 to 3:50:30( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: places -- the ronald reagan freeway. $480,000 to rehabilitate a historic warehouse along the erie canal. $600,000 for the construction of horse riding trails in virginia. $2.5 million for the daniel boone wilderness trail corridor.

John McCain

3:50:31 to 3:50:52( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: $400,000 to rehabilitate and redesign the erie canal ma glee up. and $400,000 for jogging, bicycle and trolley trail in columbus, georgia. how in the world can those our constituents not to rise up

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